Mizuno Wave Rider 18

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

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I know I have not been blogging much about running but, that is simply because I am too busy doing it. I still owe you guys a recap of The Army Ten Miler and my thoughts on my first double digit run. But today I want to talk about how to find time to run with a “busy” lifestyle.

Basically, everyone in the world is suppppper duper busy. I refuse to use the fact that I am busy to skip out on my workouts and running. So here are some things I do to make sure I get my run in even on days when I don’t have time to shower.

1. Sign up for a race. I know for a fact that I never skipped a training run for the Army Ten Miler because I was training for a distance that I knew I could NOT do without training for it.

2. Find friends to run with. Even better if these friends show up at your house to run. It is impossible to skip a run if you have people waiting for you.

3. Wake up earlier or run later. Everyone has something to do during the day and you won’t always have a convenient time to run. I knew that I needed to get up at 4:45am to run at 5:30am. It was not easy but I felt awesome knowing that I had my workout done well before the sun was up.

4. Make sure you are doing something that matters to you. I am more likely to run when I am doing it for myself. I get more out of my accomplishments when I am proud of my work.


And because I am nuts I am running a 1/2 marathon in less than a month. Which is why I am out running in the dark with a headlamp and a reflective vest.




I was recently sent the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 to review and they could not have come at a more perfect time.

New shoes to train for a new running goal? Sounds awesome!

My first favorite thing about the shoes is the color. Running shoes are supposed to get dirty if you use them to right way and I am a huge fan of the color black. I also appreciated how easy it was to break the shoes in. I have no patience so I did a short 2 mile run in them as soon as I got them. No problems!

It is really important to have the right running shoes to make sure you don’t get injured while training. So head out to your nearest running store to take the newest version of the Wave Rider’s out for a spin.

The sleek style alone will have you running to sign up for your next race!

What tips do you use to make sure you don’t miss a run? What races are you training for?

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5 Responses to Mizuno Wave Rider 18

  1. Joy says:

    Congrats on the army 10

    I run with a run club (we had our Halloween get together last night) and knowing there’s 50 or so people meeting up and I’m gonna be called out on Facebook makes it easy to show up (that and I love to run)

    And although I am barely off crutches and on a cane I training for the Disney half in January and I have 3 5ks thanksgiving weekend… They’ll be walked! But it’s so good to be moving

    • Sana says:

      Good for you! As long as you stay healthy and active you are golden! I am doing the Disney Princess in Feb :)

  2. Vanessa says:

    Good luck in Annapolis – I’m running the 10K!

    • Sana says:

      We seem to be doing the same races! How was the Army 10? Have you done the race in Annapolis before? Thoughts on the course?

      • Vanessa says:

        The Army 10 was tough for me because I was dealing with knee issues and didn’t feel like I had done enough training beforehand. Now I have a knee brace and I’m working back into my running so I can be prepared for Annapolis. I ran it last year and I really liked it – it was just so COLD since it was November that I didn’t hang around for very long afterwards. The 1st mile or 2 was really crowded and I felt like I was jostling for running space – but after that it was more open and a lot of fun.